by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen
A pocket-sized translator that works in 150 countries will be revealed by The Vasco Company at the Consumer Electronic Show Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. It will give the freedom to translate between more than 50 languages without searching for Wi-Fi or connecting to a phone.
The Vasco Translator is described as simple and easy to use with its built-in SIM card. It records the conversation as text to keep track of the dialogue, as well. It boasts a best-in-class noise reduction microphone that eliminates unwanted background noises by up to 99 percent and the built-in loudspeakers have the power to be heard in noisy environments.
The company says it combines regional translation technologies on servers strategically located in Europe, Asia and North America. The device connects to the nearest server, which increases the speed and accuracy of translation. It will come in various vibrant colors and uses Ivona speech synthesizers to deliver, what the company says, is the best pronunciation on the market.
The new Vasco Translator Mini 2 will be available at vasco-electronics.com for a price of $249.